DISA is looking to test two security models for potentially implementing a commercial cloud within the Department of Defense (DoD). In addition, the Pentagon is making tremendous strides with its virtualized desktop efforts, and the Navy is developing drone boats. Be sure to read about this and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up.
DISA Looks for Models for Securing Commercial Cloud
The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) wants to test the viability of two technical models for implementing commercial cloud within the Defense Department.
Pentagon’s Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure Reaches 18,000 Computers
The Army’s virtualized desktop infrastructure (VDI) program is being scaled from pilot phases to more than 20,000 users throughout the Pentagon.
NWS Powers Up Faster, More Detailed Weather Forecasts
The National Weather Service recently activated a system that quickly harnesses weather data from multiple sources, integrates the information and provides a detailed picture of the current weather.
Army’s Virtual Model Shows How New Technology Affects Tactical Networks
The Army’s Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center is now testing devices in a scaled environment by running real-world applications in a variety of scenarios, which could help identify potential trouble spots before actual deployment.
New CIO at Department of Treasury
The Treasury Department recently announced that Sanjeev “Sonny” Bhagowalia is the agency’s new CIO. He previously served as CIO at the Interior Department and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Navy Takes Another Step in Developing Drone Boats
The Navy is claiming a technological breakthrough in its use of unmanned boats to detect a threat and swarm an enemy vessel in response.